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Samsung's Position On Tizen May Hurt Developer Recruitment

zlives Re:So ... (84 comments)

shotgun approach... works in a product infancy phase... sometimes

2 days ago
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NYC Considers Google Glass For Restaurant Inspections

zlives Re:won't stop fraud_just use regular video cam (104 comments)

if only we had the technology before google glass came along to make this possible... owait, i just read the heading

about two weeks ago
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Seven Habits of Highly Effective Unix Admins

zlives i was so wrong (136 comments)

i thought they were
sloth, gluttony, pride,...

about two weeks ago
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London's Public Bike Data Can Tell Everyone Where You've Been

zlives Re:Contradiction (41 comments)

just confirm identity with CCTV timestamp?

about two weeks ago
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Study: People That Think Social Media Helps Their Work Are Probably Wrong

zlives doing it wrong (40 comments)

Thats because they are doing it wrong, what they need is the Oculus Rift VR FB experience.

about two weeks ago
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LA Police Officers Suspected of Tampering With Their Monitoring Systems

zlives Re:Asinine (322 comments)

it is for the officers own protection against false litigation.

see what i did there

about two weeks ago
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Apple Patent Could Herald Interchangeable iPhone Camera Lenses

zlives how cool/innovative is that (160 comments)

wow, you mean like the 5s

about three weeks ago
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Continued Rise In Autism Diagnoses Puzzles Researchers, Galvanizes Advocates

zlives Re:Medicalizing Normality (558 comments)

plus i think now you can use bitcoin if all else fails ;)

about three weeks ago
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Michael Abrash Joins Oculus, Calls Facebook 'Final Piece of the Puzzle'

zlives Re:metaverse? (232 comments)

modded down!!
at the very least +1 funny if not +1 insightful.

about three weeks ago
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Facebook Buying Oculus VR For $2 Billion

zlives Re:Can I ... (535 comments)

I think it opens a rift to the Astral plane

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Fastest, Cheapest Path To a Bachelor's Degree?

zlives Re:A printer and a template (370 comments)

and he didn't mention "legal" anywhere

about a month ago
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Jimmy Carter: Snowden Disclosures Are 'Good For Americans To Know'

zlives Re:What does he have to hide? (289 comments)

"wait wut?" i think you misspelled "Hail Victory" :)

about a month ago
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I prefer my peppers ...

zlives Re:Habaneros (285 comments)

I just had it here in US (N Cali valley), some friends grow it and seem to have great flavor and heat consistently. Then again everything grows here and does well. I guess i could ask for details on how they grow them... but then they may get the wrong idea that i actually want to grow and not just consume :)

about a month ago
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I prefer my peppers ...

zlives Re:Habaneros (285 comments)

if you are doing 4-5 habaneros... you may be good for one ghost pepper. much deeper heat i really enjoy them.

about a month ago
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Russian Army Spetsnaz Units Arrested Operating In Ukraine

zlives Re:Not Ukraine, no. But Russia... (623 comments)

"We do, however, have interest the resurgence of Russia as an international antagonist."

its good for business, well at least war business.

about a month ago
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Microsoft Releases Free Edition of OneNote

zlives Re:WTF is OneNote? (208 comments)

oh now i remember, it cam bundled with my Accounting Express...

about a month ago

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Face Book buying Occulus rift

zlives zlives writes  |  about three weeks ago

zlives (2009072) writes "i mean there is a shining example of trying to polishing a dead turd.

"Facebook has announced it will buy Oculus VR, a Californian company which specialises in virtual reality products, for around $2bn (£1.2bn).""

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Tesla updates Model S software as a precaution against unsafe charging

zlives zlives writes  |  about 4 months ago

zlives (2009072) writes "Tesla Motors has maintained that the most recent fire involving one of its Model S electric vehicles isn't the result of a vehicle or battery malfunction, but the company is still addressing the situation with a software fix, according to Green Car Reports. The California-based automaker has added a software function that automatically reduces the charge current by about 25 percent when power from the charging source fluctuates outside of a certain range, Green Car Reports says, citing the Twitter feed from an Apple employee, @ddenboer, who owns a Model S. You can read the text of the update below."
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From the horses mouth: Shell predicts the future

zlives zlives writes  |  about 5 months ago

zlives (2009072) writes "Oil company predicts gas-powered cars will be 'nearly' gone by 2070 [w/video]

By 2070, the passenger road market could be nearly oil-free. The oil giant is trying to understand the future (who isn't?) and to do that, it envisioned two possible futures, one called "Mountains" and the other "Oceans."

The two scenarios have some things in common: the idea of a world population at nine billion by 2050, increased prosperity and global energy demand. Given those situations, what's the world going to come to? No one knows for sure, but here are Shell's guesses, in short:

You can get the full 48-page PDF http://s01.static-shell.com/content/dam/shell-new/local/corporate/Scenarios/Downloads/Scenarios_newdoc.pdf and see a short video below. A key prediction comes on page 20, in a section called "A Changing Transportation Infrastructure." The long-term view is that:"

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Florida DOT Cuts Yellow Light Timing To Less Than Federal Guidelines - Red Light

zlives zlives writes  |  about a year ago

zlives (2009072) writes ""Red light cameras generated more than $100 million in revenue last year in approximately 70 Florida communities, with 52.5 percent of the revenue going to the state. The rest is divided by cities, counties, and the camera companies. In 2013, the cameras are on pace to generate $120 million."

I wonder what the camera company cut is?"

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Assasin's Creed Patrice Desilets fired, intends to 'fight Ubisoft vigorously'

zlives zlives writes  |  about a year ago

zlives (2009072) writes "Assassin's Creed creator and game designer Patrice Desilets has been fired by Ubisoft, Desilets told Polygon today.
"Contrary to any statements made earlier today, this morning I was terminated by Ubisoft," Desilets told Polygon. "I was notified of this termination in person, handed a termination notice and was unceremoniously escorted out of the building by two guards without being able to say goodbye to my team or collect my personal belongings.""

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headlights that make rain invisible

zlives zlives writes  |  about a year ago

zlives (2009072) writes "According to CNET, the headlight uses a camera housed within the headlight assembly to detect rain (and presumably snow or hail) as it falls, and then it uses a processor to anticipate the path of the rain. Finally, the actual light is created by a projector, which uses the information supplied by the processor to block out the pixels where the rain is expected to be. This technology, as you can see in the image above, should help improve visibility since there will be less light reflected back at the driver by raindrops."
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Audi Parks car in the parking lot automagically. at CES

zlives zlives writes  |  about a year ago

zlives (2009072) writes "Installed on this Audi A7, Piloted Parking allows a driver to drop themselves off and have the car autonomously drive away on its own and find its own parking spot. The car can then later be retrieved by "calling" it back with a specially designed smartphone app."
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Successful Project Eternity by Obsidian Entertainment : 5days to go

zlives zlives writes  |  about a year and a half ago

zlives (2009072) writes "Project Eternity is an isometric, party-based computer RPG set in a new fantasy world developed by Obsidian Entertainment.

Obsidian Entertainment and our legendary game designers Chris Avellone, Tim Cain, and Josh Sawyer are excited to bring you a new role-playing game for the PC. Project Eternity (working title) pays homage to the great Infinity Engine games of years past: Baldur’s Gate, Icewind Dale, and Planescape: Torment.

Project Eternity aims to recapture the magic, imagination, depth, and nostalgia of classic RPG's that we enjoyed making — and playing. At Obsidian, we have the people responsible for many of those classic games and we want to bring those games back and that’s why we’re here — we need your help to make it a reality!

Project Eternity will take the central hero, memorable companions and the epic exploration of Baldur’s Gate, add in the fun, intense combat and dungeon diving of Icewind Dale, and tie it all together with the emotional writing and mature thematic exploration of Planescape: Torment."

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Back to the Future GTAIV style

zlives zlives writes  |  about a year and a half ago

zlives (2009072) writes "There are an abundance of modifications available for the PC version of Grand Theft Auto IV, but few are excellent as the example found in the video below. A fan of both the car-thieving game series and the Back to the Future movie franchise managed to bring his two loves together by crafting a Marty McFly skin for game's Niko character. That's hardly impressive, but whipping up an accurate recreation of Doc Brown's time-travelling DeLorean DMC-12 in the game is something else entirely. YouTube user seedyrom34 has developed a detailed vehicle skin complete with an interior with a working flux capacitor."
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Ask Slashdot: Is droid/apps reading your emails

zlives zlives writes  |  about 2 years ago

zlives (2009072) writes "I know there is no expectation of privacy with a gmail/hotmail/whatever.com email. However If you use a Droid/iPhone with Active-sync corp email. Apps and OS have the capability to read those emails? Does Google or Apple explicitly say that they do not? What kind of issues should I be aware of with 3rd party apps and AS email account containing HIPPA sensitive emails. Are there options to make this workable in a secure fashion... or should I dust off the old BB"

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